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68th Conposite Wing
Active 1943–1945
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Role Fighter
Part of Fourteenth Air Force
Garrison/HQ China Burma India Theater of World War II
World War II Victory Medal ribbon.svg Asiatic-Pacific Campaign ribbon.svg
  • World War II
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (1944–1945)
Clinton D. Vincent

The 68th Composite Wing was a United States Army Air Forces organization. It was a command and control organization of Fourteenth Air Force that fought in the China Burma India Theater of World War II.

The wing was formed as an expansion of the Fourteenth Air Force Forward Echelon in 1943, becoming the command and control organization for the 23d Fighter Group and 308th Bomb Group. It served in combat from December 1943 until August 1945. The mixed unit was composed of fighters, fighter bombers and medium bombers, flown by both American and Chinese airmen.

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  • Constituted as 68th Fighter Wing on 9 August 1943.
Activated on 3 September 1943.
Redesignated 68th Composite Wing in December 1943.
Inactivated on 10 October 1945.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.

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